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[NL2-NL10] NL4 99 in MP+1

    • BigAl123456
      Joined: 21.07.2010 Posts: 4,080
      PartyGaming - $0.04 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      MP: $4.22
      Hero (MP+1): $4.14
      LP: $5.73
      CO: $4.03
      BTN: $4.38
      SB: $4.00
      BB: $1.80
      UTG: $6.58
      UTG+1: $2.06

      SB posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.04

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.06) Hero has 9:club: 9:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.16, LP raises to $0.56, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.18, 2 players) A:spade: 9:diamond: 7:heart:
      Hero checks, LP checks

      Turn: ($1.18, 2 players) J:heart:
      Hero bets $1.00, fold

      Hero wins $1.13
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Quite a big 3bet preflop, I'd be tempted to just fold 99 out of position against an unknown there. If you know he plays straightforward postflop and you can outmaneuver him in some spots it's okay.

      On the flop you could lead sometimes to prevent him from checking back KK-TT type hands but these will usually call a turn bet anyway and you can't get more than 1 street out of them. Main questions:

      - can he 3bet preflop so big and c-bet that flop with complete garbage? if yes you usually want to give him a shot at c-betting instead of donking out.

      - is he bad enough to not bet the turn with AQ/AK? if yes you don't want to have to check the turn to him, which means either check/raising the flop or check/calling the flop and leading the turn.

      - to choose between these two, either you think you can scare him off AQ/AK by raising the flop, in which case you might want not to which leaves you only with the call flop donk turn line, or you think he'll felt AQ/AK regardless, in which case there is no reason not to just get the money in on the flop.

      As played on the turn I would bet smaller, he obviously doesn't have a big hand so he can't call huge bets. Go with something like $0.70 instead so that he can at least think about calling once with his KK/QQ/Jx hands, the rest is folding or raising you anyway.

      Hope it helps.